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Fortress Al13 Plus Commercial & Residential Aluminum Railing

Simple to Install. easy to Enjoy

Fortress® Al13 PLUS Commercial and Residential Aluminum Railing is an innovative, first of its kind, fully pre-welded aluminum railing system. Distinctly different from aluminum kits, Al13 PLUS Commercial and Residential Aluminum Railing is attractive and easy to install with its simple bracket systems. It also provides superior performance in strength and safety as a pre-welded system. Quality welding and premium powder coating create a virtually maintenance-free system designed for use in a variety of environments.

Get started with the simple steps below to purchase your customized Fortress railing systems.

We strongly recommend following the Fortress Railing installation guides for best results.

STEP 1: Railing Panels
STEP 2: Post Kits
STEP 3: Top Rails (optional)
STEP 4: Final Touches
STEP 1: Railing Panels
Fortres Al13Plus Railing

Step 1: Select Railing Panel

  • Fortress aluminum railing is available in 6’ and 8’ sections.
  • Choose from 36”and 42” heights.

Panel Selection Tips:

  • Try to make all railing sections on a row the same size.  (For 20 feet of railing, create four 5’ sections with 6’ rails or three approximately 7’ sections with 8’ rails – rather than 6’, 6’, 8’.)
  • Railing panel length is measured from the center of the post to the center of the post. Therefore, the actual length of the railing panel is slightly less than 6’ or 8’.
  • Check your local building codes to ensure height compliance. 

The following requirements apply in Ontario:

  • If the deck/porch height is above-grade 5' or more, your handrail should be 42" high (from the deck surface).
  • If the deck/porch height is less than 5' above-grade, your handrail should be 36" high (from the deck surface).
  • If the deck/porch height is less than 2' above-grade, a railing is not required.
STEP 2: Post Kits
Fortres Al13Plus Railing

Step 2: Select Post Kits

  • Fortress Posts kits are available in 3"x3". 
  • Posts are available in various heights to accommodate 36" and 42" railing systems. 
  • Post kits include post base covers (post skirts). Post caps are sold separately. 
  • Posts can be installed with Proud Post application and Over-The-Post application using drink rail option (decking board goes over the top rail and attaches to top rail by Aluminum Cap Rail Clip).
STEP 3: Top Rails (optional)
Fortress Traditional Aluminum Railing Al13Home with over-the-post application

Step 3: Top Rail (optional)

Choose an Accent Top Rail or drink rail to complete your deck railings.
  • Colonial flat Accent Top Rail.
  • For drink rails, attach with Fortress cap rail clips.
Find everything you need for this step in the product selection below.
STEP 4: Final Touches
Fortress accents-LED outdoor lighting

Step 4: Final Touches - Fortress Accents

Put the finishing touches on your deck railings with brilliant Fortress accents. Attractive post caps and post base covers complete the look. Waterproof LED light kits enhance any style. And a unique built-in thermal management system features a power supply option with timer and dimmer to make lighting efficient and convenient. Find everything you need to complete your railing system, right here.

Key Features

  • Strong and durable die-cast aluminum post caps with optional LED lighting system
  • Energy efficient LED lighting
  • Versatile – use with a variety of deck railing and railing systems
  • Use with wood, composite, vinyl, or Fortress™ railing metal posts
  • Most Fortress Accents™ components are ETL Listed
  • Virtually maintenance-free, backed by a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty
Fortress Accents

Fortress Al13 Home Gate Kit

Add accessibility and security to your Fortress deck railings with beautiful aluminum gate kits.
  • 100% rust-roof 
  • Strong, durable aluminum construction (superior to wood or vinyl)
  • Color will not fade
  • Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty

Gate selection tips:

  • Gate uprights are available in heights of 34” and 40".
  • Rail panel and gate hardware sold separately.
  • Gate kit allows for up to a 48" opening For use with Gate Kit #2
  • Use double-gates for wider openings

Key Features

  • Pre-welded panels with patented bracket system
  • Distinctly different from traditional aluminum kits 
  • Quick and easy installation
  • 100% recyclable
  • Superior performance in strength and safety
  • Use with wood, composite, vinyl or Fortress aluminum posts
Choose your preferred aesthetic:
Available in a Black-Sand textured finish. Gloss Black and White colors are available for special orders only. Don't hesitate to get in touch with Customer Service.

Order Railing in 5 Simple Steps

1. Select your colour
Fortress AL13 Plus aluminum railing is available in 3 colours: 
Black Sand and Gloss Black and White are under Special Order
2. Determine the number of sections you’ll need
Fortress aluminum railing is available in 6’ and 8’ sections.
3. Choose the height of your railing
Check local building codes to ensure compliance.
4. Order your Fortress railing parts
Select the aluminum railings and kits you desire to create your custom deck railing.
See the tabs above for more details on specific deck supplies.
5. Add the finishing touches
Enhance your Fortress railing with lighting, accessories, and a Fortress gate—for the ultimate outdoor oasis.
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